July 13th, 2008


The milk affair

Alright , so where I used to work , there's this little cafe with pastries and stuff and it USED to be a great place..

until the new owner started business there..

Now it's neglected and the quality of the food has greatly decreased. but I didn't notice before that LAST time I went there.

See , I take that muffin and take a milk from the freezer . I pay and on my way I go.

While on the elevator up to my workplace , I munch on that muffin , which was not well cooked
(isn't there anything worse than bitting into a muffin and reaching a liquid center ugh)

well yes there is ...

I want to wash that weird taste away , so I take a big chug of the milk and , well you probably guessed it..
The milk was rotten.. So now I'm stuck with half cooked muffin and rotten milk in my mouth , which were immediately rejected by my body.

I loked at the milk bottle .. the EXPIRY DATE WAS 2 MONTHS BEFORE THAT DAY!

So I go back to the cafe and complain .

The guy at the cash register told me that on the bottle it said the date was to say it was "fresher before" .

Which is somewhat true .. Milk can still be drunk 1 or 2 days after the expiry date .. but not 2 whole months.

And anyway , I don't think it's even LEGAL to sell it after that date.

But he didn't want to refund me and he kept insisting that there was nothing wrong with the milk ..

I kinda got frustrated at that moment and rushed to the freezer and got out a total of 6 milk bottle that were expired
and told him that I was not paranoid and that if he didn't want me to report his ass to public health he should refund me now.

he finally did after 10 more minutes of arguing.

I still reported him.

What's worse , is that at one point he was telling me it was my fault for not checking the date on the bottle.

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Virgin Media

I get my cable TV from Virgin Media, no choice really as they have pretty much a monopoly in the UK.
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It absolutely amazes me how many companies, that deliver services in people's homes, have appointments systems that are still based on 1970s and earlier assumptions. I know of very few households where there is normally someone at home, or can be home, during the day on a weekday. Even with couples with adult children the norm seems to be that everyone goes out to work during the day. So many companies seem to be stuck in the 1960s where most people lived in households where one person went out to work and one stayed home to keep house. Sure I could book a day or half day off work, I can't book, on Saturday, Monday off though.

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Yesterday my boyfriend went shopping all day with me because it has been about a year since the two of us have bought new clothes for ourselves. While walking around, we spotted Deb. I usually love Deb. With it being in the mall that typically means that food or beverage is sometimes brought into stores. Most stores will put up SIGNS if they do not want it in their store. A lot of places are perfectly fine (at this mall) with beverages, that have lids, being brought into their stores (especially if it is an adult carrying it around- we're both 22yrs old). The employee did not have to be so rude about it when my boyfriend and I brought our icees into the store. There was no sign posted and I explained it nicely to the employee that there wasn't one posted anywhere on the glass entrance to the store. She replied with "well I don't know what happened to them [and she went on for a few minutes about the magically missing signs]...... we don't allow beverages in the store. But we'll make an exception this time". If it weren't for the tone of your snobby voice, I would have been fine to continue shopping in your store. Since you copped an attitude with me, I headed for the exit. My boyfriend and I happily sipped on our icees in the next store.

Edit: I don't know what magical places some of you come from but at my specific mall we have signs. If the store does not want beverage or food within their store there is a sign stating so. The mall sells a lot of drinks (there are stands for Icee, Orange Julius, Caribou coffee...etc) right beside a lot of stores. The concept of having signs outside of a store is not new and has been around, at least in my state, for a while now.